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29.07.2021 | Why did the Intellectual Property Office say that my trademark cannot be registered in Taiwan?

Why did the Intellectual Property Office say that my trademark cannot be registered in Taiwan? Some customers may encounter a frustrating problem when they apply for trademarks on their own, that is, the notification by the Intellectual Property Office that they are not allowed to register the trademarks. However, what are the reasons for issuing such a notice? The high public awareness for protection of intellectual property rights creates an illusion that trademark application is a simple and easy process.... MORE

24.06.2021 | Filing Basis for Trademark Application

Filing Basis for Trademark Application In Taiwan, there is no so-called filing basis for trademark application. However, when you need to file a trademark application in the United States, the application case in Taiwan would be crucial. Practical execution and opinions with regards to filing bases are as follows. There are multiple filing bases on trademark application in the United States. For example, “intent-to-use”, “used-in commerce”, and “foreign registration”. Among them, you must provide a certificate of use in the... MORE

25.05.2021 | Regarding Changes to Registered Trademark

According to practical experiences, there will always be relevant degree of layout and planning within the anticipated period of trademark application. Notwithstanding, as an old time saying of the Chinese goes: “Planning is always playing a perpetual game of catch up with changes”. As a result, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office proposed corresponding procedures that targets some unpreventable matters, as well as matters that must be changed. Through these proposed corresponding procedures, it wishes to make certain trademark registrants receive... MORE

24.02.2021 | Taiwan : Do you need a patent, trademark, or copyright?

Do you need a patent, trademark, or copyright? The intellectual property rights have become the mainstream trend in the world which is full of intangible assets. However, the most noticeable things are patents, trademarks and copyrights. In a daily life, we often see the term “infringement” on TV, and the party who infringes the rights is required to pay a large amount of compensation. By view of this point, are intellectual property rights very important to you? I think the... MORE

18.05.2020 | Taiwan : Preparation for trademark application paperwork

Preparation for trademark application paperwork According to the provisions of the Taiwan trademark application, the necessary documents for the trademark application are as follows: 1. Trademark to be applied for: for application on paper, five trademark printouts shall be provided. For online application, the trademark design shall be in the form of a jpg file with an image quality higher than 300dpi. 2. Applicant Information: For company applicant, the company name, unified code, name and address of the representative shall... MORE

19.01.2020 | Taiwan : Voluntary amendments of trademark applications/registrations

Voluntary amendments of trademark applications/registrations In Taiwan, applicants must provide very accurate and precise details when filing a trademark application, including the colour of the trademark, the product items, the applicant and the representation etc. The main reason behind is that the colour of the trademark and the product items are not open to amendment after filing the application. This is to maintain the fairness of the market. If everyone is allowed to amendment the content of the trademark after... MORE

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